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Jasper man flees hospital after police chase

Source: Jasper Police Department Source: Jasper Police Department

A Jasper man fled the hospital after leading police on a high-speed chase.

According to Detective Garrett Foster of the Jasper Police Department, police attempted to stop Jamaar Tukes, 28, in a routine traffic stop around 9:30 p.m. on Monday.

Foster said Tukes refused to stop and lead police on a high speed chase down Highway 96 starting in Jasper County and ending in San Augustine County.  

Sabine County Sheriff’s deputies deployed spikes to flatten Tukes’s tires. Sabine County Sheriff Tom Maddox said the spikes caused his vehicle to come to a complete stop.

Tukes ran into the woods on foot before deputies captured him.

Foster said they suspected Tukes was under the influence, so he was taken by ambulance to a hospital in San Augustine to be monitored.

Officials later found methamphetamine and hydrocodone in Tukes’s vehicle.

As Tukes was about to be transferred to a hospital in Lufkin, a women picked him up.

Jasper police are now working on getting warrants issued for Tukes for avoiding arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

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